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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Long Beach, CA 90801

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Posted 4 weeks ago
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Job Description

  • Responsibilities

    The duties of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (Primary Care Clinics) may include but are not limited to the following:

    Performs a full range of nursing procedures such as data collection that contributes to the assessment, vital signs, treatments, and specimen collection in accordance with nursing policies and procedures. These patients may have a variety of physical and/or behavioral issues. Handles, prepares, and administers medications, treatments, and IV fluids in accordance with policies and procedures and documents appropriately in the patient's medical record. Observes and evaluates for physical and/or behavioral changes from prescribed medications and treatments. Documents changes in patient's condition and reports these timely to the Registered Nurse and/or provider and initiates appropriate actions. Identifies subtle changes in physical and/or emotional conditions of the patients. Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivation, and reactions to situations. Performs nursing treatments and procedures, which may include blood pressure monitoring, weight measurement, Other treatments and procedures may include insertion, care, and removal of urinary catheters, dressing changes on simple wounds, colostomy care, decubitus ulcer care; ear irrigations, enemas, following established policies and procedures. The nurse will complete applicable competency reviews before performing these treatments and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
    Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions of Employment

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/26/2019.
    Basic Requirements : United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Applicants must be a graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or [accredited by] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)] at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission], 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. [

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